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Red Wings Airlines
Red Wings logo.png
IATA
WZ
ICAO
VAZ
Callsign
Red Air [1]
Founded 1999
Hubs Vnukovo Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Alexander Lebedev

Red Wings is an airline based in Moscow, Russia. The airline provides both scheduled passenger and cargo charter services.

History

Red Wings was founded in 1999 under the name VARZ-400, after the Russian acronym of the Vnukovo Avia Repair Factory. It was renamed Airlines 400 in 2001, before being given its current name in 2007.

Red Wings Airlines Tu-204-100

It is now owned by the tycoon Alexander Lebedev, who wanted to create a discount airline using modern Russian Tupolev Tu-204-100, both new-built and used. The company currently operates 8 Tupolev Tu-204-100s and also sought to acquire Airbus A320s and possibly Airbus A321s to compliment its Tu-204 fleet.[2]

Lebedev also owns 49% of German charter airline Blue Wings, which is to become Red Wings's sister company.

Fleet

Red Wings Tu-204

The Red Wings fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of January 2010):[3][4]

References


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